Flower-making demonstration

  • Photograph from Worcester News.

Flower-making demonstration by former Royal Worcester flower-maker Avril Pulley

Avril started work at Royal Worcester in 1967 making china flowers with Cornish clay. She made life size flowers as well as flowers for figurines and birds. After 11 years at the factory Avril left to decorate wedding cakes with sugar flowers, using the same skills and techniques. She now works with artisan modelling paste and demonstrates the intricate skills of flower making. You can witness flowers as they spring to life from the clay though delicate formation and shaping and see how Avril sensitively enhances the colours whilst listening to her tales of working at Royal Worcester.

We are also pleased to provide three different refreshment packages each of which is served on our very best Royal Worcester china, for more details click here. If you would like something a little different I should be pleased to talk to our caterers and obtain prices and fresh menus.  We can for example provide tea and coffee on arrival, afternoon tea, soup and sandwiches or hot lunches!

In addition, the Museum Shop offers an ever changing range of present day, vintage and antique Royal Worcester ‘made in England’, at very reasonable prices.

Our favourite quote from Henry Sandon, who frequently features on the BBC Antiques Road Show, is that visiting the museum is his “Ideal Day Out!” and we very much hope that we can offer your party a day that equals his enjoyment!

Prices

This demonstration includes standard entry to the Museum and free coach parking. All talks and demonstrations must be pre-booked and are subject to availability.

For groups of 10-25 only
Adult £8.00
Concession (60+) N/A

If less than 10 people attend the booked Flower-making demonstration on the day, a minimum charge of £75 will apply.

Please contact us on 01905 21247 or [email protected] if you would like to receive any additional information or to discuss booking.

 

Museum Refurbishment

A gentle soft opening took place on 1st June.  The £1.7M gallery refurbishment is supported by Heritage Lottery Fund and as well as featuring the skills and workforce that made Royal Worcester famous it triumphs the pride associated with production.  Over 200 ex-factory workers have shared their living memories and a number demonstrate their skills in the galleries on a regular basis.

Two of our most important objectives are to appeal to families and up and coming generations and in support of that we entered into a collaboration with the High Street fashion Store OASIS last summer to deliver a 28-piece clothing range based on designs from our archives. We have just returned from RHS Malvern Spring Garden Show where we promoted the soft reopening in June and this autumn we are joining forces with Meadow Arts to mount an exhibition of contemporary porcelain makers who will be using the collections as inspiration for their works.  Another delightful, and already popular display, is the ‘Family Parlour’ where children are encouraged to take inspiration from the displays and create their own stories.